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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B5R
hey guys. I have a 94 probe 2.5 L. Customer says was driving and started loosing power until it stalled. wouldnt restart. Has weak fire. I replaced distributor with new cap and rotor twice. Still the same. Plugs flood, in seconds. If I disconnect Injector rail...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hard fill VIN: 1FTCR11X8R
thanks in advance for your help. this ranger failed the functional evap part of CA smog check. smoke test led me to replace the vent valve on the tank and the fuel filler hose. it then passed and we sent it home. it came back for a hard to fill concern the nex...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Thanks for taking the time to read this. the original complaint was an int no start and uncontrolled idle. the only code was for idle control. after diagnosing, replaced the pcm, and the idle acted normal. we were going to ship it and suddenly, it wouldn't sta...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHW25G6V
We have this 97 f-250, that came in with intermittent crank and no start, also had complaint of intermittent cut out while driving. We ran the problem down as being a bad ecm. Had good PIP signal to ecm, other inputs ok, had no output from ecm to ignition modu...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS light VIN: 2FTFX28L2V
I've got an ABS and Brake light on, RWAL system, with a code 4 in the system memory. I have very little information about what the code really means, only what Alldata has. I went through the diagnosis procedure and it pinpointed an ABS module. I normally don'...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L high idle VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
I got this one in with CEL on and needing a state inspection. Codes were P0172, P0171, and P0174. Found air leak at MAF sensor(clamp loose). Fixed it, cleared codes and did drive cycle and state inspection. Idle was rough and customer agreed to tune up since...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3FALP11131
I have a 1999 ford escort that the cooling fan runs all the time with the battery hooked up. It runs with the temp. sensor unplugged.The CCRM was replaced by the customer with no change.It still runs with the PCM unplugged.It sounds like a short in the harness...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery goes dead VIN: 2FMZA51482
hi i have to pull fuses 1,9,12,115,and 119 to get draw to go away i have not seen where these tie in together if any one has seen similar issue please help tried disconrcting modules under dash with no response draw still there i dont have much hair left to pu...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FDWF37S54
HI all,need some advice on this one.This truck came in with costomer complaining of loud groan in 4x4 only.I test drove and sure enough when i shifted into 4 loud groan noise right away.(manual floor shift)I ran the truck on the lift and noise sounded like it ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FDWW37PX5
vehicle is still putting small amount of what appears to be deisel into degas bottle, a powerstroke tech advised to disconnect the right and left bank fuel lines and pressurise the system with shop air to check for air bubbles in degas bottle, none was found. ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L transfer case VIN: 4M2ZU86K42
customer complains on turns vehicle binds and drags the tires we changed the differential fluids and the transfer case fluid and installed limited slip additive we still have the same results we think the problem is the transfer case but we are open to suggest...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rear suspension VIN: 1FALP73W5V
All is well, the customer (a retired Ford employee) sourced a used module and the system works like a charm. I rececived 10 replies on this one, eight of them suggested I change the airbags or remove the system altogether! Tom [...] nailed it. Now the service...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Well this one is fixed. I thank everyone who summited information to me it was all helpful. A special thanks goes to Tom of New Jersey, Daniel of Tennessee, Sean of California, Frank of Idaho, Tim of California, and James of California. The problem with the... Trouble codes: P1120 (TP Sensor Out of Range Low).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F61
hey guys, just letting you know, thank you your help and what we found was the veggie oil was being dumped back into the diesel fuel tank.[kinda look like muddy water] we omitted the tank and with another supply of diesel fuel ran the truck everything seems fi... Trouble codes: P1316, P1298, P1272, P1262, P1277.
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L ssa VIN: 1FAFP34P1Z
Thank all of you that had responded to my email. What ending up fixing this foucus was to removed the wiring goind into the connector for the a solenoid. Somehow either in the process of removing the connector i had managed to open the terminal enough so that ...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Front Brakes VIN: 1FMCUO41X5
Thanks again everyone for your help We replaced the hub and hub bearing the hub was rusty and it looked like the hub bearing was not installed correctly it looked as if they heated it up to install it instead of pressing it together we also replaced the brakes...
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